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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement skills development as workplace learning to support organisational transformation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116926  Implement skills development as workplace learning to support organisational transformation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this Unit Standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of skills development, the approach to this as workplace learning, and the ways in which skills development implemented as workplace learning can support organisational transformation, and thereby assist in bringing about transformation in South Africa.

In particular, on completion of this Unit Standard, the learner is able to:
  • Translate an organisation's training approach to adopt a learning culture.
  • Establish an organisation as a skills development site of learning.
  • Implement meaningful skills development.
  • Prepare and present reports on this topic.
  • Discuss the role of learning in organisational transformation.
  • Review fundamental theories of teaching and learning.
  • Deal with the technical aspects relating to skills development legislation.
  • Discuss the concept of learnerships.
  • Implement a link between skills development and retrenchments.
  • Relate corporate social responsibility to skills development.
  • Relate the learning gained in achieving this Unit Standard to Organisational Transformation and Change Management (OT&CM). 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Facilitate a change to adjust the approach in an organisation from that of training to learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The limitations of Training and Development as historically and traditionally practiced is outlined in a document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A case is developed for the merits of contextualised, outcomes-based, integrated learning and assessment which leads to applied competence and relevant qualifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A proposal is drafted that outlines the transformation of a workplace into a site of lifelong learning, knowledge generation and skills development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include capacity building; strategic priorities; features of a business plan.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A summary is provided of the relevant, fundamental theories of teaching and learning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include Constructivism; Outcomes Based Education; cognitive theory.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop the learning infrastructure required for skills development implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A People Development strategy is formulated which includes holistic skills development planning, in order to achieve the anticipated outputs of the business strategy in a particular organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The mechanisms which could be used to ensure buy-in from key stakeholders in order to establish the representative Employment Equity and Education & Training Committees envisaged by legislation are outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A plan is formulated for a possible management system and an administrative infrastructure to support the successful implementation of the People Development strategy referred to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The capacity is developed, in consultation with key stakeholders, to prepare and submit a Workplace Skills Plan to the appropriate Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) by the due date. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand the features that must be in place for a company to become a skills development service provider. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A presentation is developed of the manner in which relationships with stakeholders can be forged to prepare a particular workplace as an accredited site of learning in terms of South African legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stakeholders include industry players; training providers; appropriate SETA(s); the workforce and community; an Education and Training Quality Assurance body.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A programme is outlined to develop the learnerships or skills programmes required in order to meet the learning needs of a selected organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A plan is formulated to develop the learning infrastructure within a particular company. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The infrastructure would include assessors; coaches; mentors; technical advisors; learning facilitators.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An assessment is made of the relevance of course content currently available within a chosen organisation to launching learning programmes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop a strategy that links skills development to potential retrenchments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A presentation is developed that illustrates how a group of persons likely to be retrenched was identified in an organisation where this is occurring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A document is prepared which outlines how opportunities for alternative learning strategies to provide useful or required skills to persons who are to be retrenched, as well as to other employees, are or can be incorporated into a Workplace Skills Plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The key aspects of processes that could assist persons being retrenched to find new employment is documented and described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prior learning and life experience assessment; portfolio development; personal awareness and self-management; recognition of abilities and knowledge could be included.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An outline is produced of the procedures used to compare the profile of a person being retrenched against the Unit Standards of an appropriate learnership in the same or a similiar industry as well as those relating to
    the SMME environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Link skills development to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An examination is undertaken and presented which determines whether an organisation's CSR contribution is making any significant difference in addressing its own skills needs and/or those of the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A proposal to significantly increase the skills development component of CSR spending in a selected company for sound business reasons is presented to management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations are presented on ways in which companies can speed up the provision and delivery of skills development to ensure upliftment and sustainable development in disadvantaged communities. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge underpinning the above specific outcomes is:
  • The concepts of businesses as going concerns and the profit motive.
  • The fundamental theories of teaching and learning.
  • The fundamentals of OT&CM.
  • Regulations and procedures related to bodies created by the Skills Development Act, including those related to an ETQA.
  • A basic knowledge of South African history and the legal system in place prior to the introduction of the HRD, and other, related legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as an example of Communities of Practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication is established as an area of development in its own right. Also, aspects of personal development feature throughout the achievement of this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using an understanding of Newtonian Mechanics and Quantum Theory critically to illustrate the limitations of a reductionist paradigm. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understanding the world as a set of related systems by elaborating the systems perspective as opposed to a reductionist world view. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49076   National Diploma: Organisational Transformation and Change Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  59256   National Diploma: Flight Dispatch  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  63369   National Diploma: Trade Union Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    2. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    3. FLIGHT CENTRE South Africa Pty (Ltd) 
    4. GORDAN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS SCIENCE 
    5. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 



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